Lexi Thompson jokes about LPGA’s new dress code on Instagram (pic)
Lexi Thompson humorously mocked new policies in the LPGA dress code by posting a brilliant photo on social media.
Thompson, the No. 3 female golfer in the world, took to Instagram to post a photograph of her in old, old school women’s golf gear. The pic comes from a 2016 photo shoot that hailed golf’s return to the Olympics after a century-plus absence.
“Got my new #LPGA dress code compliant outfit ready to go!” Thompson quips before adding #throwbackthursday, #kidding, #funny and #joke hashtags, making it clear the post should be taken as more of a tongue-in-cheek joke than a legitimate statement of protest.
Still, the LPGA’s new, much more strict dress code isn’t without its issues. It includes in part the following conditions, as noted by Golf Channel:
• Skirts, skorts or shorts that do not sufficiently cover a player’s “bottom area”
• Racerbacks without a mock or regular collar
• Leggings, unless they are worn under a skort or shorts
The reaction to the new dress code has been mostly mixed by those directly involved with the LPGA, although it has prompted debate on social media.
Stacy Lewis, the 17-ranked player in the world, essentially said it’s all much ado about nothing.
“I honestly have been shocked by the response to it,” Lewis said Tuesday from the Marathon Classic. “You look at other sports, the NFL, the NBA, they have a dress code when they’re playing. They have a dress code when they travel. They have a dress code at functions. You guys with your jobs, you probably have a dress code, as well. I honestly don’t understand the kick back we had from addressing the issues that we had on this tour, because I think we needed it to be honest.”
Opinions not surprisingly vary. And while we can make an educated guess what Thompson — whose risqué Golf Digest cover in 2015 caused some controversy — thinks of the new dress code, the 22-year-old at the very least wanted to poke fun at it.